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The Trap

2007 19 min
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This short documentary examines the unlikely interactions between French-speaking fishermen and Buddhist monks and nuns in a Cape Breton village. Seemingly divided by language, culture and religion, these people share more than meets the eye. The film delicately weaves a connection between the beliefs of the 2 groups, who both regard life as a cycle. In French with English subtitles.

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The Trap

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This short documentary examines the unlikely interactions between French-speaking fishermen and Buddhist monks and nuns in a Cape Breton village. Seemingly divided by language, culture and religion, these people share more than meets the eye. The film delicately weaves a connection between the beliefs of the 2 groups, who both regard life as a cycle. In French with English subtitles.
  • director
    Lina Verchery
  • producer
    Murielle Rioux-Poirier
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon

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Education

Ages 14 to 16
The teacher defines the concept of “ritual,” providing examples including all of the small routine gestures we repeat every day. The teacher then introduces the notion of the “sacred,” and asks students to think, in one group, on what it takes for an object, gesture or something else to become “sacred.” Then, in small teams, students can draw up lists of the great religions’ sacred rituals.